Clinical SupervisionWhat is Clinical Supervision? Supervision can be, and is, usefully used across many sectors to support specialist practitioners, key workers and front line teams in their practice and wellbeing. It enables practitioners to reflect on why they are doing the work that they do and ‘free’ space to be able to approach the work differently. It is a vital aspect of counsellor development and ethical practice. The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) include the requirement to have supervision in the 2018 Ethical Framework. It states: ‘Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible’. (BACP Ethical Framework, 2018. Paragraph 50). I offer clinical supervision opportunities for individuals and groups either privately or via an organisational/training contract. I work integratively, using a cyclical supervisory model, with the practitioner(s) to build a safe and strong supervisory relationship to explore the work they are doing with their clients to ensure ethical practice and practitioner wellbeing. I have experience in supervising complex trauma therapy as well as general clinical practice. Group Supervision for Organisations and Trainees: Supervising practitioners in groups can often be preferable to individual supervision. It collectively is more effective and offers the opportunity for sharing good practice whilst developing a sense of peer support and collegiality. In addition, it can be more cost effective for organisations whilst enhancing key worker wellbeing and practice. Contact me to discuss you or your organisations supervisory needs
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.